Different conflict dynamics and coping strategies in Osh, Kyrgyzstan

Crossroads Asia Lecture by Aksana Ismailbekova & Baktygul Karimova, Wednesday, 2 December 2015 in Bonn

The lecture will start at 3 p.m. at the Center for Development Research (ZEF), room 1.049.

Dr. Aksana Ismailbekova is currently an affiliated Researcher at the Zentrum Moderner Orient, member of the Crossroads Asia competence network. She holds a PhD in Social Anthropology from the Max Planck Institute in Halle, Germany.

Baktygul Karimova is currently a PhD Student at the University of Zurich, doing Research on ethnicity, identity politics and anthropology of economics.


Abstract of the lecture:

The puzzling question that will be adressed in this lecture is why ethnicity matters more in some parts of Osh, Kyrgyzstan than in others. Dr. Aksana Ismailbekova and Baktygul Karimova will draw on the boundary making perspective of anthropologist Frederik Barth to illustrate different identification processes in the aftermath of the still recent Osh conflict. It will be argued that the dynamics of ethnic identifications differ according to the degree of prior conflict manifestation (the conflict in Osh did not affect all parts of the city equally), and the types of coping strategies of people in Osh.


Find the invitation to the lecture fileadmin/webfiles/downloads/projects/crossroads/news/Lectures/Crossroads_Asia_Lecture_Ismailbekova_Karimova.pdfhere.